Stipe is collaborating with Jonathan Berger on the new photo book

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Michael Stipe has announced that he will be releasing an autobiographical photo book later this year.

He is working with frequent collaborator Jonathan Berger on the book, which is said to be about Stipe’s life and his time with R.E.M.

Announcing the news in an interview with The Creative Independent, Stipe said; “This [book] focuses on my timeline, on the work I’ve done all along, all through the band and back to my early 20s,” he said.

“It’s all photo based, but some of it’s just documentation of things I’m obsessed with and that I focus on to make new pieces from. There are also certain things I’ll take, recontextualize, and present as something completely different.”

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